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Poster: GirdwoodTelevision Date: Aug 17, 2006 5:36pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Hierarchical Genres

Hi,

If you click "About IA" up there in the header, there's a link in the "Read More" box called "Archive Statistics."

http://www.archive.org/about/stats.php

That link at the top of the page will show you graphs instead of raw numbers.

As far as genres go, do you mean musical genres (jazz, rap, classical, etc.)?

If users are nice enough to put that information in their description or keywords, you can do a search like this:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=jazz%20AND%20mediatype%3Aaudio

Alexis

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Poster: James Banks Date: Aug 18, 2006 11:12am
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Re: Hierarchical Genres

Thanks for the link to the stats, although my favorite stat,
audio submissions to Open Source Audio per month, wasn't there. I did find the reviews per month and users per
month interesting.

What I meant about the genres was the old way you could
click on, say, Rock, and then see all the different subtypes, and then find, say, Symphonic Rock, or
Space Rock, or Werefang Electroorcoustic Rock and then
check out whatever subtype looked cool. Basically, it made
the genre-browsing more manageable. Browsing has the
advantage over searching in that with searching you can
only really look for stuff you already know about, while
browsing can take you to completely unexpected stuff.
So I don't like it that subject-browsing involves a
huge webpage organized only alphabetically instead of the
neat old user-organized subject/genre hierarchical thing.

Also, searching items by subject doesn't seem to be
all that reliable (actually any kind of searching
doesn't seem to be reliable) in that items I have
seen under a particular category before won't show
up in a search for them. Sometimes when I look myself
up, for instance, not all of my items show up. Or
when I look up a subject I've put an item in, it won't
turn up.

Okay, enough complaining, hope this helps.